This blogger has been exercised before now about the readiness with which anti-independence campaigners will claim that any form of attention paid to any type of national characteristic is at best a parochial pastime and at worst an embarkation on a vehicle of cultural fascism for the mountain village of Xenophobia. I’ve been exercised too, didn’t you know, notwithstanding the sticking potential of the aforementioned slur, by a lack of wider national readiness to see and accept resident and emerging cultural formations as reason to move with confidence into 2014 and beyond. These recurring consternations are in part about parochialism. My current excercisedness is specifically concerned with problematic definitions of parochialism and problematic applications of those problematic definitions in the independence debate. There is…